The study reconnoitered the dynamics for differential performance of secondary school students in mathematics. Two hundred and fifty (250) secondary school students are randomly selected from twenty five (25) senior secondary schools transversely nine local government areas in the three senatorial districts of Ekiti State which comprises of fifteen (15) public schools and ten (10) private schools. A general question was generated and answered descriptively, while three hypotheses were formulated and tested using t-test and ANOVA statistics. The result show that significant difference existed between male and female performance as well as their attitude with respect to their academic performance in mathematics. Significant difference equally existed in the views of students across different age groups on the variation in differential performance of secondary school students in mathematics at p<0.05. It is recommended that government at all level as well as the stakeholders should provide more teaching – learning facilities in schools to make the learning environment more attractive and that teachers should diversify their methods of teaching in order to embrace individual differences.
Amos Adewale Ojo, College of Education, Ikere Ekiti, Nigeria
Odunayo Emmanuel Popoola, College of Education, Ikere Ekiti, Nigeria
Stream: Student Learning, Learner Experiences and Learner Diversity
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